In nanotube science, is boron nitride the new carbon? A technique for synthesizing many ‘white graphene’ nanotubes at a time paves the way for stronger, heat-resistant composites, and membranes for renewable energy

Engineers at MIT and the University of Tokyo have produced centimeter-scale structures, large enough for the eye to see, that are packed with hundreds of billions of hollow aligned fibers, or nanotubes, made from hexagonal boron nitride. Hexagonal boron nitride, or hBN, is a single-atom-thin material that has been coined "white graphene" for its transparent…
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